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Enlarged lymph node in neck for over 2 years

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 11, 2010
  • 08:54 PM

Hello,
I am 22. I first noticed the lymph node in my neck when I was 20...after a bad hangover.. (college lol). Anyway...I saw the doctor twice during that first year and they said it was nothing. It will occasionally get bigger do to bad bug bites, and colds. However it will never get smaller than an inchxinch in length. And I can only truly feel it when I turn my head completely to the right. Its not painful...I dont know how to gauge the hardness of it but I do know its not a cyst because I have had and felt those before. I am nervous to go back to the doctor because I think they will just shove me off again. anyway here are my questions for everyone.
1. Is it wierd that I can only feel how big it is when I turn my neck? ( I am starting to be able to feel it without turning my neck but you can only feel like a half inch. now I would say when I turn my neck it is a little over 3 fingers wide and shaped like an oval.)

2. Should I see the doctor again? What should I say to get them to take me seriously.

3. I have had hives everyday for the past 3 years....could it be related?

* forgot to say its on the back right side of neck just below hairline.
If anyone has experienced these issues please help me out...Im scared...but if it is cancer or something serious i would rather know now and take care of it than 10 years from now. Thanks for your replies in advance.
Laraa

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  • Hello,I am 22. I first noticed the lymph node in my neck when I was 20...after a bad hangover.. (college lol). Anyway...I saw the doctor twice during that first year and they said it was nothing. It will occasionally get bigger do to bad bug bites, and colds. However it will never get smaller than an inchxinch in length. And I can only truly feel it when I turn my head completely to the right. Its not painful...I dont know how to gauge the hardness of it but I do know its not a cyst because I have had and felt those before. I am nervous to go back to the doctor because I think they will just shove me off again. anyway here are my questions for everyone.1. Is it wierd that I can only feel how big it is when I turn my neck? ( I am starting to be able to feel it without turning my neck but you can only feel like a half inch. now I would say when I turn my neck it is a little over 3 fingers wide and shaped like an oval.)2. Should I see the doctor again? What should I say to get them to take me seriously.3. I have had hives everyday for the past 3 years....could it be related?* forgot to say its on the back right side of neck just below hairline.If anyone has experienced these issues please help me out...Im scared...but if it is cancer or something serious i would rather know now and take care of it than 10 years from now. Thanks for your replies in advance.I have had a swollen lymph node that I could only feel when I turned my neck all the way to the right. When I got it checked out the doctor said she couldn't feel it at all...which made me think I was crazy....then she tryed to claim I had anxiety disorder....and I left and never got it checked out again. I should probably go back but just wanted to let you know your not alone.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 12, 2010
    • 07:11 AM
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  • Thanks.If anyone is checking out this post I am going in today to get my enlarged lymph node looked at. It has actually gotten a bit bigger since I posted this. again not painful. I will keep this updated if there is an interest.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2010
    • 04:49 PM
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  • Thanks.If anyone is checking out this post I am going in today to get my enlarged lymph node looked at. It has actually gotten a bit bigger since I posted this. again not painful. I will keep this updated if there is an interest.I just went for a CT scan of my lymph node on the front of my neck. It's been there about 2 years and it's always large but gets larger when I'm ill By large it is very visable to anyone if I just lift my head up. Result of the CT scan - It's just a cronically large lymph that probably got infected 2 years ago when I developed Thyroid cancer. My Thyroid and cancer are gone but the annoying lump still there.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 14, 2010
    • 11:22 PM
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  • I have had a swollen lymph node that I could only feel when I turned my neck all the way to the right. When I got it checked out the doctor said she couldn't feel it at all...which made me think I was crazy....then she tryed to claim I had anxiety disorder....and I left and never got it checked out again. I should probably go back but just wanted to let you know your not alone. I am female almost 23 and I also have a swollen lymph node in the exact same spot right side of neck towards the back right beneath the hairline about the size of a nickel. Mine has been there since I had mono when I was 15 and has never gone down and I also I smaller ones behind each ear and I also had asked my doctor and got NO help or answers. I have also been breaking out with skin irritation and had never use to before I had them. I've had mine for so long I just kind of forget about them now a days but sometimes I do have concerns that it might be something serious....???
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